The blushing bride may be happy with her wedding pictures, but her parents thinks they could do with some alterations. The tense exchange has sparked debate online – but some say there is nothing wrong with the mum’s request
Wedding photos are the perfect way to preserve the big day – but one mum reckons they could do with a few tweaks.
Tension is rising in one family after a mum asked her daughter to send over pictures from her wedding so they could be jazzed up. The bride, who tied the knot two years ago, says she was ‘really happy’ with the results and doesn’t think they need altering at all.
The situation has sparked debate online, with some slamming the ‘cheeky’ mum for interfering with the sentimental photographs, while others see nothing wrong with her request.
Taking to Mumsnet, the anonymous woman explained her parents had originally asked for a photobook of the wedding which she said she would arrange. However, they have since changed their mind and now want to flick through the pics to send them off to be edited once again by a member of the family.
“Apparently he’s already done one for them to make it ‘better’, which feels a little rude to be honest,” the post reads. “[The] family member has a photography style that I don’t really enjoy (a little cheesy if that makes sense- the sort where he’ll put everything in black and white but leave a little girl’s dress pink) whereas our photographer was more of a natural documentary style.”
The woman says she feels her mum’s actions are a ‘bit disrespectful’ to both her and her photographer. “Initially I said yes that’s fine (as I usually do with my mum) but now I feel quite reluctant about it,” she added.
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At the time of writing, more than 100 users took to the comments section to express their thoughts on the situation – with many agreeing the mum is in the wrong. “Tell them to get stuffed!” one person said.
Another commented: “No way would I let a relative have a third party edit photos of me, let alone my wedding photos.” While a third added: “Wouldn’t the rights to the photos still belong to the original photographer? That might be a way around it if you don’t want your mum to do this. I also find it a bit weird.”
However, some defended the Mum saying it doesn’t really harm the daughter, or the original pictures. “If it makes her happy then I would let her get on with it. You display your own versions,” one user suggested. Another wrote: “Can’t see the issue myself, it’s just style, who cares?”
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